Service of the Living Tradition
The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group invites you to join us at this service where we honor fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, remember those who have died, recognize those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year.
The 2017 sermon will be delivered by Rev. Cheryl M. Walker.
The Reverend Cheryl M. Walker has served as the Pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington since 2009. Prior to going to Wilmington, she served four years as the Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City.
Rev. Walker currently serves as the President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Springfield College and a Master of Divinity from The Union Theological Seminary of New York. A native New Yorker she currently resides in Wilmington, NC with her partner Elizabeth and their cat Hazel.
Sermons of the SLT Since 1997
- 2016 Sermon by Rev. Dr. William Sinkford
Watch the 2016 Service (Video and Captioning)
- 2015 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar
Watch the 2015 Service (Video and Captioning)
- 2014 Sermon by Rev. Rebekah Montgomery
Watch the 2014 Service (Video, Script, and Captioning)
- 2013 Sermon by The Reverend Vanessa Rush Southern
Watch the 2013 Service (Video, Script, and Captioning)
- 2012 "NamMyohoRengeKyo—Trespassing Into Prophetic Imagination*" by The Reverend Karen Tse
Watch the 2012 Service (Video, Script, and Captioning)
- 2011 “The Face of God or a Face in the Crowd?,” Michael Schuler
Watch the 2011 Service (Video, Script, and Captioning)
- 2010 "Beautiful Faces and Complex Natures," Paige Getty
Watch the 2010 Service
- 2009 "A Lifetime Isn’t Long Enough (PDF)," Mary Harrington
Watch the 2009 Service
- 2008 "Remind Us Again, Brave Friends (PDF)," Victoria Safford
Watch the 2008 Service
- 2007 Bill and Barbara Hamilton-Holway
Watch the 2007 Service
The following documents are PDF files.
- 2006 "To Live In This World," Judith Meyer
- 2005 "Out From Walden," Patrick O’Neill
- 2004 "Count It All Joy," Rosemary Bray McNatt
- 2003 "Give 'Em The Old Razzle Dazzle," Gary E. Smith
- 2002 "Only By Your Presence," Barbara Pescan
- 2001 "Called! By Whom? To What?" Richard S. Gilbert
- 2000 "Imagining a New World," Marilyn Sewell
- 1999 "Other Pulpits, Other Ministries," Mark Belletini
- 1998 "Truth Telling," Barbara Merritt
- 1997 "Too Swift to Stop, Too Sweet to Lose," William F. Schulz (Schulz gave two sermons with the same title, one at each of the two SLTs; both are included here.)